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After calling Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' a professor taunts critics: 'I will never be fired'
Three Kansas militiamen who plotted to bomb Muslims are found guilty on terrorism charges
Trump calls Stormy Daniels' story of 2011 threat 'a total con job'
Olson directs his final MHS play, 'The Day the Internet Died'
Spring storms delay ... everything
Herberger's, other Bon-Ton Stores, to close
Job fair attracts hungry employers
Unnamed California investor buying up SD motels
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
One person killed when engine fails on Southwest flight, forcing emergency landing
place a business brief
Corn farmers may be eligible for Syngenta settlement
Acreage may be dictated by weather, not economics
Beets return to prominence: American Crystal Sugar share values show strength
ND school unveils $450,000 ag expansion
Wolf-related cattle losses a major concern for northwest Minnesota ranchers
Bruno Sammartino, 'Living Legend' king of pro wrestling, dies at 82
Teichmeier adds size, length for Tiger men
Baltic principal, former Freeman football coach Jim Aisenbrey dies
More changes to spring sports schedule due to weather
Is it a travel? Andrew Wiggins says James Harden's step back is 'a legal one'
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
Wearing 'multitasker' badge of honor despite drawbacks
Colorado couple opens thrift store in Mitchell to benefit area nonprofits
Folding for the less fortunate
Peace Light and Stone celebrates 25 years of business in Mitchell
Margaret (Olson) Letcher
Gary Lee Brink
Glenda L. Thompson
Analysis: Nikki Haley's extraordinary rebuke of the White House
GRAVES: What keeps me up at night
OPINION: Helping a family in need
OPINION: Seasons come in their own time
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
Wiltz: What's the best way to feed dogs?
Wiltz: Deer hunting is mighty important to me
Antlerless deer hunting proposed for Dec. 8-16
Road trip options abound in Manitoba
Scanning the 10-day forecast — and hoping
Donna Johnson 85th birthday
Lowell Funk 80th birthday
Verna J. Hofer
Dr. John Wingfield
December 2, 2013
Gov. Daugaard expected to propose modest spending boost
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard likely will propose a state budget that provides only modest spending increases for education,...
December 2, 2013 - 8:18pm
November 29, 2013
SD Legislature looks at upgrades for House, Senate chambers
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent PIERRE — Work will begin in April at the state Capitol’s two legislative chambers to remove, restore and strengthen the displays of antique stained-glass windows that adorn the ceilings. Some lawmakers think that might be the perfect...
November 29, 2013 - 7:46am
November 27, 2013
PHOTO: A Capitol tree for Bella
Spencer Morgan, left, and Jeanie Morgan, brother and mother of Iszabella Morgan, a 9-year-old-girl who was killed in March 2012 in Mitchell by...
November 27, 2013 - 12:36pm
November 24, 2013
SD Capitol tree lighting ceremony is Tuesday
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's Capitol comes alive for Christmas this week. The lighting ceremony for nearly 100 decorated trees set up around the building is Tuesday evening. The trees were decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations...
November 24, 2013 - 11:46pm
November 18, 2013
Two Janklow portraits added to Capitol governor collection
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent PIERRE – Bill Janklow was the only governor in the history of South Dakota to serve more than two...
November 18, 2013 - 7:18am
November 15, 2013
Portraits of late Gov. Janklow being unveiled
PIERRE (AP) — Two portraits of former Gov. Bill Janklow are being added to South Dakota's gallery of gubernatorial portraits at the Capitol in Pierre. KCCR radio reports that a late-Friday unveiling was scheduled in the Capitol Rotunda. Current Gov. Dennis Daugaard, members...
November 15, 2013 - 3:08pm
November 13, 2013
SD treasurer reports $125M in unclaimed property receipts for ’13
PIERRE — State Treasurer Rich Sattgast released the state’s November unclaimed property receipts for the year, showing the state received $125 million in unclaimed property, far exceeding last year’s estimate of $52 million. “This dollar amount is double what we had estimated...
November 13, 2013 - 6:46am
November 12, 2013
Christmas at Capitol starts later this month
PIERRE — Christmas trees will begin to fill South Dakota Capitol hallways later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated Nov. 23-24 by members of schools, churches, communities and civic groups from across...
November 12, 2013 - 10:41pm
November 4, 2013
MERCER: A lineup card for the GOED mystery
PIERRE — Who and what are state and federal investigators probing in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development? We might never know unless criminal charges are brought. The matter allegedly happened before Gov. Dennis Daugaard took office in January 2011. The governor...
November 4, 2013 - 7:27am
October 3, 2013
Shots heard outside U.S. Capitol, building in lockdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire...
October 3, 2013 - 2:13pm
September 25, 2013
Review: SD spends least in nation on operations, staff for Legislature
By Bob Mercer Capitol correspondent PIERRE — South Dakota spends the least for the operations and staff of its Legislature, according to the audit of management and performance performed by three reviewers for the National Conference of State Legislatures. The review, commissioned...
September 25, 2013 - 11:08pm
Lawmakers ax longtime LRC director Fry
LRC director planned to resign in October; after report revealed, legislators cut ties immediately.
September 25, 2013 - 11:00pm
September 10, 2013
Black Hills Power, PUC agree to deal for customers
PIERRE -- Residential customers of Black Hills Power would pay 5.7 percent more for their electricity under a deal pending before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Most general-service customers would see an increase of 7.6 percent, while large general-service and industrial...
September 10, 2013 - 8:58pm
State continues push for raw-milk rules
PIERRE -- The state Department of Agriculture isn't backing down from its goal to require better labeling including freshness dates on raw milk sold commercially in South Dakota. Department officials plan another public hearing, this time on Oct. 9, in hope of getting the labeling...
September 10, 2013 - 8:47pm
September 9, 2013
Lead-Deadwood to be capitals for a day
LEAD (AP) — The Black Hills communities of Lead and Deadwood will serve as the state's honorary capitals for a day next Friday. Planned activities include a main street walk, tours of both towns, a roundtable meeting and a community social. Residents are invited to attend...
September 9, 2013 - 2:31pm